Friday, February 3rd, 2012

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Vera: Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder ($28.00 for 0.42 oz.) is described as “pale coral with slight gold pearl, slightly blue pale pink, soft pale salmon.” The largest shade is a dirty coral; it’s a little brown, little coral, with a subtle sheen.  The smaller color in the middle (so-to-speak) is a pale rosy pink with a pearly sheen. The final shade in the palette is a frosted peach champagne. Together, they create a warm peach-pink with a shimmer-sheen finish. If you want less shimmer in your finish, avoid the bottom portion of the palette. Chanel Pink Cloud is lighter and less pink. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel is less shimmery, pinker. MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz is more of a dirty pink. MAC Oh So Fair is lighter, less pink.

Though the individual shades don’t seem quite pigmented and almost a little stiff, when swirled together, there doesn’t seem to be any pigmentation or texture issues. When I tested the wear of this, it wore for six and a half hours before it started to look a little faded and patchy.  The texture is soft though not as finely-milled as some of the best powders. There is some emphasis of the quality and texture of skin, but it’s very slight.  

You can vary the shimmer in the finish and how light you want to go by using less of the bottom shade, which has a really frosted finish that adds lots of shimmer as well as lightens the color.  I did dig through the product to verify that the three distinct shades go all the way through.  The metallic silver that is between the shades is just an overspray.

The Glossover

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product

Flower Fantasy

B+
It's better than the first Pearlmatte Face Powder that came out, and it balances color with sheen to be both a blush and highlighter (though if you prefer a more distinctive highlight, then you may want to use a stippling brush and a separate blush).

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

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MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on February 16th, 2012; $28.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Pink Cloud is lighter and less pink. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel is less shimmery, pinker. MAC Semi-Precious Rose Quartz is more of a dirty pink. MAC Oh So Fair is lighter, less pink.

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47 thoughts on “MAC Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Maggie Ann

    This looks absolutely amazing! I think it will be my first MAC purchase ever :)

  2. This is so pretty! I am very tempted. I wonder if this will sell out fast.

  3. *phew* thank God this is actually a good product. I get so excited for beautifully designed products only to be disappointed most of the time. I have to grab this before it runs out (if it does!)

  4. Such a pretty shade but it’s a happy pass for me as I would guess it’s around the $34-$38CAN price range.

  5. K.B.

    Christine, that looks gorgeous on your cheeks! I read your review several times, but I couldn’t tell for sure if you swirled your brush in all three shades before applying on your cheeks. The shimmer in the champagne shade makes me nervous, but it doesn’t look as shimmery on your cheeks. Thank you in advance for your reply!

  6. Carrie Ann

    Lovely!

  7. This looks really pretty on you! And I like your earrings!

  8. ashley

    I loved the color on you! It has such a nice sheen..

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of fabiola fabiola

    Gorgeous! I only wanted the pink one, but now I want this one too. It looks so natural on you. Flawless.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kayvid Kayvid

    I’m loving the coral in it. Wish it was completely that color!

  11. Christine, this blush looks really good on you!

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nicole Nikki

    Just bought this! So excited. Will probably cave and get the other one, too, at some point, after seeing swatches.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamela Pamela

    You look just as good in a side view pic as you do in a forward facing pic!

  14. Naomi

    do you think this is good for darker skin tones?

  15. sunny

    you are glowing, christine! beautiful!

  16. Ooh pretty! Also, very cute earrings!

  17. Kat

    It looks so pretty on you! It’s going to be so expensive in Canada though, I dunno if it’s worth it for me.

  18. I love how this looks on you, so fresh and feminine!

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Theresa Reese

    OoOoo I like it! I’ll have to go check that out for sure!

  20. sandra

    It’s already on the website. It’s only the 3rd.

    • I sent an email to MAC earlier asking if they changed the release dates, but I haven’t heard back yet. The press release listed February 16th :) I try to go by official information – I don’t want to tell people it’s out in stores or the date changed if it hasn’t!

  21. sunny

    hi christine,

    i know this is a bit out there, but is this blush lighter than the dior coral riviera? I was absolutely in love with the dior one, but it barely showed up on my nc37-40 skin and I ended up returning it. sob.

  22. Michelle

    This looks gorgeous on you! Truly makes your face light up!

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sarah Sarah

    Hmm. I’m NW10 and have a lottt of pink in my skin. Do you think this would look good on me? I’m not sure which of these I like better!

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Aiman Aiman

    It’s good but the pigmentation isn’t great.

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mairyn Mairyn

    What exactly is the design on the powder supposed to be..? A bug and ‘USA’..? I’m confused. It looks kind of cheap to me (the design, that is).

    Also, which foundation+powder combo have you been wearing in recent lip product photos (like the Shop MAC, Cook MAC ones), Christine? I’m a fan, whatever it is :)

    • Look up the collaborator because it’s not just an arbitrary design! :)

      I don’t remember, so sorry!

    • sheena

      if i may,since the collaborator is a painter/artist,the design pertains to a finished work of an artist where he/she signs or write his/her signature/name on the masterpiece…commonly found on the lower side of a painting,and then put on a frame!,for of course common sense,proof that they made it!!
      have you ever seen a painting?hth

    • sunny

      i think it says “Vera”

    • Tara Coe

      It doesn’t say “USA”, it’s the artist, Vera’s signature.

  26. Kathleen

    I put this on hold until the 16 at my local Mac as well as some of the lipglasses (forgot the names) and the eyeshadow pots? If that’s what u call them I put the more neutral one on hold it’s a really cute spring collection actually.

  27. softy

    In live with this one ..I hope I can get it .. T~T

  28. kona

    Love the design. What MAC blush would you pair with Flower Fantasy & or Sunday Afternoon?

  29. Tara Coe

    I didn’t plan on buying this but when I swatched it, it was so beautiful I couldn’t resist.

  30. That blush looks absolutely beautiful on you, I’ve got it myself and I love it!

  31. Hayley

    Its strange, I never got the silver overspray bit on mine.